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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:25 pm 
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Hey all. I will be changing the fuel filter(s)?? on my ef falcon but first i nedda knoe where they are. I hered that one was somewhere near the passenger side front wheel arch?? is this true and what is involved on replacing this?Also is there another one close to the fuel tank and is this one different from the front one and is it harder to replace. Please be as detailed as possible
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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:33 pm 
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There is only one filter to replace, and its under the car ont he passengers side near the passengers rear door.

Just undo the lines on each side and pop it out. If your car is lowered you'll need to jack it up.

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:42 pm 
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ok, so i should be able to find it pretty easy?? do i have to do anything else...... or just let the bit of fuel thats allready in the line drain out all over me ?? :x
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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:43 pm 
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send a mate underneath to do it - fake an injury of some sort! :P

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:51 pm 
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Its one of the lowest points in the fuel system, theres not much you can do to avoid it.. just get out of the way when you crack the lines off and let it finish draining out :)

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:54 pm 
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Hmm... my advisors tell me best practise is to relieve pressure from the fuel system.

If you can, let it sit overnight and there wont be any pressure in the line.

Alternatively, disconnect the fuel pump, start the car and wait for it to stall. The fuel lines are now empty.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:58 pm 
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Sounds logical, but alot of hard work! Who plans services that far ahead of time?? :D

I really dont mind the smell of petrol :idea:

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:00 pm 
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I thought you might like to see exactly where it is so here's a pic for you:

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:06 pm 
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when should u replace them as i did a service about a month ago. should i have changed it. if the filter is dirty it will make my car respond better with a new one yeah?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:17 pm 
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ahh thanks guys, i love the site now i will be fine i have found it on my car thanks for the pic. i dont mind getting dirty. i will prob let it sit overnight anyways. I am just going to buy a filter from supercheap i cant remember what brand maby vavoline?? also is this brand good for oil and oil filters??
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i used a valvoline oil filter last month seems fine. brought it in a pack of 4 for $18 at super cheap

 

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Hey i was just about to start the same thread lol. I just purchased a Ryco fuel filter for $18. BUT ive flipped thru the manual and it does say that you should disconnect a fuel relay or something.. So that it relieves the pressure in the fuel lines etc...

Does it really matter that much?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:44 pm 
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XRFan101 wrote:
Hey i was just about to start the same thread lol. I just purchased a Ryco fuel filter for $18. BUT ive flipped thru the manual and it does say that you should disconnect a fuel relay or something.. So that it relieves the pressure in the fuel lines etc...

Does it really matter that much?


Yeah you unplug the relay and let the car idle until it stops, drains/relieves pressure from the fuel line. Or just pull the wiring plug from the top of the fuel pump.

As noted by these guys, not necessary... consider it an optional step :)

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:46 pm 
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So its not going to siphon out from the fuel tank. Isnt where it connects to the fuel filter lower than the fuel tank???
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Sweet, will change it over tommorrow pending weathers nice :D

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